The hotel is great - but some rooms might be noisy
The Merchant is a lovely hotel in the heart of Belfast. The rooms a big, clean and full of character, and the staff are very helpful. Our only complaint – and it's a big one – is that some rooms are incredibly noisy. We stayed in room 208, which right above the street. It was a Saturday night and music from the bars below was unbearable. The hotel was fully-booked, too, so there was no option but to put in some earplugs and stay put. It's a shame, because everything else was great!